Spring 2009

Physical Chemistry

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-43


Amira A. Choucair (Section 01)


The thermodynamic principles and the concepts of energy, entropy, and equilibrium introduced in Chemistry 12 will be expanded. Statistical mechanics, which connects molecular properties to thermodynamics, will be introduced. Typical applications are non-ideal gases, phase transitions, heat engines and perpetual motion, phase equilibria in multicomponent systems, properties of solutions (including those containing electrolytes or macromolecules), and transport across biological membranes. Appropriate laboratory work is provided. Four hours of class and four hours of laboratory per week. Requisite: Chemistry 12, Physics 16 or 23, and Mathematics 12. Mathematics 13 is recommended. Spring semester. Visiting Professor Choucair.